Alumni Reunion Weekend - September 2022
Alumni Reunion Weekend - September 2022
After so many months of lockdowns and separation, we are delighted to welcome you back to INSEAD to celebrate your reunion in person on INSEAD’s Europe Campus over the weekend of 23-25 September 2022.
Each year’s reunion events are a celebration of you and of this joint project that is INSEAD. Something magical happens when you and your classmates return to campus to rekindle friendships, reconnect with the school, and renew the INSEAD spirit. This is why we are thrilled to bring back this favourite annual tradition.
We have been listening to your feedback and aim to organise a memorable weekend for you. We will continue to monitor public health guidelines and keep the health and safety of our community as foremost considerations. We hope as many of you as possible will have the opportunity to travel from the four corners of the world to return to Fontainebleau.
We extend our deep gratitude to your dedicated class volunteers, both the social and class gift leaders, who are working hand-in-hand with our team to make your upcoming in-person reunion, other moments of connection and your class gift campaigns such a success.
We look forward to this fall when we will reunite and celebrate with true INSEAD spirit. Together again!
With best wishes,
The INSEAD Alumni Reunions Team
We are planning a weekend of special moments for you and your classmates. In addition to a plenary with the Deans and faculty sessions with your favorite professors, you’ll have plenty of time to reconnect with your classmates during your class meetings, networking sessions, and casual meals on campus.
The programme shown here is still under development. Please check this webpage regularly for updates.
The attendee list is updated on a weekly basis – click here to view the latest one as of 23 September 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact the secretariat at [email protected].
INSEAD has made block bookings at hotels in the area for alumni returning for their Reunion Weekend. However please don't delay in making your booking as we expect a high demand for rooms. In order to secure your booking in one of the hotels, please contact them ahead of time and mention the code ARW23Sep. Please note there is limited capacity in Fontainebleau.
Below is a list of hotels including INSEAD residences:
INSEAD pre-booked hotels
Hôtel Aigle Noir ****
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
Tel: +33 1 60 74 60 00
Hotel Clos St Merry ****
49 bis, rue Saint Merry
Tel: +33 1 60 71 27 00
Other hotels (with no block booking):
Hôtel Mercure Royal ****
41 rue Royale
Tel: +33 1 64 69 34 34
21 rue Grande
Tel : +33 1 60 66 40 25
122 rue de France
Tel: +33 1 60 74 90 00
Other accommodation options
You will also find alternative accommodation options at the following links:
- Chateau de Courances and Château de Fleury en Bière
- Residhome Aparthotel Suites****
- Fontainebleau tourisme
- Gîtes de France
The links above are provided for information only. INSEAD does not endorse any third-party website or warrants its contents in any respect.
How to get to INSEAD?
Need a refresher on how to get to INSEAD. Here are some directions to the campus.
Taxi reservations can be made directly through:
Tel : +33 6 43 74 85 90
Contact: Corinne Ducruet
Resa Taxis Pro
Tel : +33 6 78 781 781
Contact: Corinne Ducruet
Taxis Fontainebleau Avon
Tel : +33 9 80 08 21 64
Contact: Annie Reichert
Luxury Car Service
Tel : +33 6 67 60 28 31
Contact: Guillaume Lafoy
Shuttle ServiceFor those who are staying outside of Fontainebleau/Avon and have registered to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service, please note that bus rides will be provided from and to selected villages. The shuttle will only pick up and drop off at the indicated locations. Information on shuttle timings and towns served is available here or on the reunion website.
Covid-19 safety measures
The health and wellbeing of all reunion attendees, as well as the broader INSEAD community, are important to us, and INSEAD follows French government regulations with respect to Covid. For more information, please refer to the Covid safety measures section.
Welcome and registration
Registration will take place at the reunion welcome desks for each class. Your reunion coordinator will greet alumni and their partners with reunion packages and badges. The registration desks will be in upper gallery and will open on Friday at 1.00pm and on Saturday at 7:30am.
The dress code is business casual for on-campus events and the Reunion class dinners at the Château are black tie or cocktail dress.
Computers with online access and wifi access will be available for your use during the reunion weekend.
The campus shop located in the bar area will be open on Friday and Saturday. Find all your INSEAD gear and the latest business publications here.
Interested in a farewell lunch on campus? Meet your friends at the INSEAD restaurant. An optional buffet lunch at the INSEAD Restaurant will be offered as an add-on to the reunion ticket package.
Working on Sundays is strictly regulated in France, and to be able to open the INSEAD restaurant for you, we are required to have a firm commitment on the number of attendees who will join well in advance. As such, this option is available by pre-registration and pre-payment only at €25.
Photos and videos
When you attend an INSEAD Alumni Reunion, you are attending an event where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By attending this event, you consent to INSEAD and its partners taking photos, videos, and sound recordings and you grant INSEAD and its partners the rights of your image and/or image of your underage child/children attending the event, in video or still, and of the likeness and sound of your voice(s) as recorded on audio or videotape, without payment or any other consideration. These images and recordings may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed, and you waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of these images or recordings. Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for any use including but not limited to: livestreaming, online videos, presentations, media and social media, news (press), and INSEAD websites. By attending this event, you and all members of your registration group accept to be photographed, filmed, and recorded during the event; acknowledge that these images and recordings may be used as noted above; and release any and all claims against INSEAD and its partners utilizing this material. If you would prefer that you, your underage child, or any member of your registration group not be photographed or recorded during the reunion, or if you would like us to delete your images, please contact INSEAD Alumni Reunions at [email protected].
Group photos will be taken on Friday and Saturday. Please check the timing for your class on the programme section. These photos will be emailed to you after the reunion.
Making it happen
Making it happen
Successful reunions are the result of planning, preparation and dedication of alumni volunteers working hand-in-hand with INSEAD’s reunion team.
Thank you to the following classmates who have stepped up as leaders in planning your reunion and reunion gift campaign:
Class of MBA'75
Reunion Chair - Richard Hallows
Reunion Commitee - Patrick Berthon, Gerhard Gumbel, Nabil Kassatly, Giovanni Ortolani, Gérard Sikias, Jürg Winter.
Reunion Fund Chair - Patrick Berthon
Reunion Fund Committee - Norbert Bierbaum, Thomas Bittner, Timothy Jones, Leonidas Los, Patrizio Rinaldi
Class of MBA'80
Reunion Co-Chairs - Martine Reynaers, Daniel Fulda and Louis de Bourgoing
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs - Daniel Fulda and Aris Jacovides
Class of MBA'85J
Reunion Volunteer - Stephan Wirtz
Class of MBA'85D
Reunion Fund Chair - Raphaël Monnot
Class of MBA'90J
Reunion Co-Chairs - Bruno Cohen and Jane Stringfellow
Reunion Committee - Charles Halpin, Jill Atherton, Rossana Berardinelli, Olivier Lebel, Sascha Nick, Caroll Plummer, Christoph Senft
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs - Jeremy Bradshaw and Ruth Saunders
Reunion Fund Committee - Takashi Adachi, Thomas Cahill, Geoffrey Chatas, Lisa Deschamps, Takahiko Eguchi, Patrick Firmenich, Richard Goldstein, Berthold Hackl, Charles Halpin, Christian Hultner, Lorie Karnath, Stephen Siu-Fung Ko, Philip Sean Lafleur, Nandu Patel, Michel Sasportes
Class of MBA'90D
Reunion Co-Chairs - Peter Read, Helen C Stevens and Helen Wellian
Reunion Committee - Maria Beatrice Andreucci, Hanneke Dingen, Martine Meerkatt, Robert Woelflein
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs - Aref Lahham and Kevin Ryan
Class of MBA'95J
Reunion Co-Chairs - Graham Hastie and Ashley Clark
Reunion Fund Chair - Paul Skipworth
Class of MBA'95D
Reunion Committee - Gretchen Jezerc, Michal Preminger, Ian Tuck, Cristina Escallon, Martin McCourt and Jean Frédéric Bistagne
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs - Malcolm Graham and Serge Kremer
Class of MBA'00J
Reunion Co-Chairs - Violeta and Henrique Noya
Reunion Committee - Gregor Hoefter, Simon Jackson, Shivani Kannabhiran, Ido Levin, Chris Thorpe, Marieke van Winkelen, Dan Xie, Naeem Zamindar
Reunion Fund Chair - Gary O’Brien
Reunion Fund Committee - Andreas Gattiker, Alexandre Quirici, Melina Spadone
Class of MBA'00D
Reunion Chair - Petros Paranikas, Gwendolyn Daugeras and Stefano Drago
Reunion Fund Chair - Mike Hawthorne
It's not to late to get involved in the organisation of your reunion and your reunion class gift! If you'd like more information about volunteering, please contact Annick Jordan at [email protected].
Reunions are a time when classmates join forces to invest in INSEAD, and that collective reunion energy fuels participation in support of the school. Reunion class giving is a powerful statement at a pivotal time – strengthening INSEAD’s competitiveness, broadening our reach and deepening our impact.
Thank you for choosing to make a gift and support your class this year.
If you would like to learn more about the special giving opportunities or discuss your own giving, please contact Laurence Laemmel, your INSEAD class gift liaison.
To access your dedicated reunion class gift page, click here on your promotion:
The Salamander awards
The Salamander awards
The Salamander – a legendary creature, famed for its valour and perseverance – was the insignia of King François I. It decorates the Château de Fontainebleau where the first INSEAD classes were held and inspired the INSEAD Alumni Association to choose it as their emblem.
We look forward to honouring the Salamander holders in your class during your reunion.
Beginning in 1987, INSEAD has awarded Salamander statuettes to alumni and friends who have supported INSEAD with exceptional lifetime giving. In addition to listing Salamander holders on campus donor walls and in the annual Donors Report, INSEAD celebrates the generosity of Salamander donors during alumni reunions.
Are you interested in joining this circle of leadership donors? Salamander statuettes are awarded to recognise cumulative lifetime giving at the following levels:
Black Donor Pin
Blue Donor Pin
Green Donor Pin
for Salamander holders
Covid-19 safety measures
INSEAD follows French government regulations with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the current guidelines that went into effect as of 14 March 2022, the French vaccination pass has been suspended. As of 16 May 2022, mask wearing is no longer required in most situations including in public transport, taxis, trains, and planes. However, masks remain mandatory in hospitals, pharmacies, and other healthcare settings.
Laws and regulations are constantly evolving, and guidelines and protocols may be amended from time to time. We encourage you to check the official French government “Informations Coronavirus” website, as well as the INSEAD Alumni Reunion website, before traveling to Fontainebleau for the reunion.
Additionally, in order to support the best reunion for you, your family and your classmates, we encourage all attendees, no matter their age, to take advantage of the Covid self-tests that will be available free of charge on campus. Self-tests are very easy to do and help to ensure that everyone can be safely and happily together again.
Last updated 8 June 2022
• How can I register for my reunion? Will I be able to register by phone or via email?
Registration is an easy process via a dedicated online registration page here. We encourage you to use the online registration website. If you are having difficulty accessing it or for any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or on +33 6 84 80 70 35.
• How do I know if I am registered?
Once you have successfully registered and paid online, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite.
• Do my family members need to register for the reunion?
For the health and safety of all attendees, as well as students, faculty and staff, only registered attendees will be allowed to access campus during the reunion. As such, your partner and other accompanying family members must register.
• I’m currently not sure if my partner/guest will join. How do I register him/her at a later stage?
Once you have registered online, you can go back on line and add your partner/guest at a later stage (before the closing of registration).
• All the pre-booked hotels are full: where can I find a room?
For suggestions of other hotels or B&Bs in the area, which may have vacancies, please consult the Fontainebleau Tourist Office hotel listing.
• I have questions related to Covid. Where can I find more information?
The health and wellbeing of all reunion attendees, as well as the broader INSEAD community, are important to us, and INSEAD follows French government regulations with respect to Covid. Please refer to the Covid safety measures page for more information.
• What will my partner do on campus during the sessions?
There is no separate programme for partners but they are are welcome to all reunion activities as long as they are registered.
• What is the dress code on campus for the Reunion?
The dress code will be business casual for the on-campus events and the Reunion class dinners at the Château are black tie or cocktail attire (unless otherwise specified by your class).
• When will the class photo be available?
The class photo will be available after the reunion. Electronic copies will be sent to you by e-mail.
• What is the seating plan for the Saturday dinner?
There is no fixed seating plan for the class dinner.
• Is the Saturday dinner suitable for 18+ children if they come along for the weekend?
It is suitable and you can register him/her as an adult guest.
• How do I make a make an anniversary gift?
If you would like to participate in the class gift, please refer to the Giving Back section.
MBA classes of ‘00/’95/’90/’85/’80/’75